Reviews of Tafika
Wildlife sightings and reviews
301 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tafika and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
Yet more good food, knowledgeable guides and staff, an excellent situation on the river and a genuinely lovely place to stay.
As with Mwamba we shared camp with elephants and hippos. We are fond of African birds and were allocated excellent guides who knew their birds well.
Game was quite scarce at times but not disappointing - we saw dog and leopard including one who just dropped out of a tree besides us much to everyone's surprise not having been seen by the guides or us at all." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
It was excellent in every way it could possibly be.
Carol, John, Jenny and Nick made us feel part of the family. The group meals were a lovely way to meet everyone.
Levi our guide was excellent and the favourite of the whole trip. He was wonderful and really made it fun for Matilda (11 years old)" See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
The views of the river from camp are wonderful. As this was our first safari, it took us a while to get used to the communal dining and interaction with other guests and owners/staff, we ended up loving it.
Loyd was a great guide. We very rarely saw another vehicle when we were out on a game drive and had some very memorable sightings, although no leopards.
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk that we did and the banana boat added to the sense of adventure." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Breakfasts and lunches were amazing!
The hide provided an unexpected highlight of our stay, but from the strong family feel of the camp, the really experienced and knowledgable guiding of Bryan whose company we thoroughly enjoyed, the wildlife moving into and around the camp, spectacular sightings of leopard and lion, the video of the fighting hippos in camp which we happily missed by minutes and even the remarkable veg garden gave us many great memories." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
The schedule is full- no wasted opportunities to see wildlife. We were awakened early every day to take advantage of the morning animal activities with a comfortable "siesta time" midday. We did a 1/2 day walking safari from the Tafika camp. This included a short canoe trip across the Luanga river. We hope to be able to return to Zambia and do more walking from camps run by Remote Africa. Our guides were all very knowledgeable. The camp staff knew some of us were interested in birds and made sure to stop and point out the birds as well as the megafauna.
Tafika camp sponsors the school in the local village with salaries for 4 teachers and supplies. I admire their commitment to their community. The camp owners Carol and John, along with their daughter Jenny and her husband Nick, make sure to have meals with the guests and share their 30+ years experience living in Zambia.
When you travel to remote areas-, you have to stay flexible. The Tafika camp was very accommodating when members of our group were delayed due to illness. At the end of our stay, the Bush plane that was to ferry us to our next stay had fuel line issues. Tafika then offered to fly 4 of our party (the most that would fit) in their own small Bush plane." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 4n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
The visit to the village which Tafika supports is not to be missed! Several of the staff here are from that village." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 4n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Guiding on game drives with Lloyd, finding a pride of lions on our first outing. Lloyd is a considerate and conscientious guide and has considerable experience of the area.
The meals - probably the best of over 30 different lodges we have visited in Africa over the years. Lots of fresh, homegrown produce.
Good to stay with someone like the Coppingers whose heart is in Africa and the help they give to the local area." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
Holiday styles & special interests in Zambia
From birdwatching breaks to walking holidays, find great ideas for your trip in Zambia.
Other lodges in South Luangwa National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.